The Love-Hate Relationship with Job Interviews

We’ve all had that nervous feeling right before your next job interview. It’s nerve racking to say the least. If you’re new to the job search and career space, I completely understand your anxiety around interviews. Half the battle is the level of preparation that takes place before the interview takes place. The other half is keeping your “nerves” under control while you worry about how you will be perceived by the interviewer. In any case, you will still need to be mentally and physically be prepared. Each type of interview requires diverse preparation, which I talk about in this video. If you are looking for interview coaching before your next job interview, go here.

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Career Revamp Series – 1. Know Where You Are Now

I understand that some of you are dealing with some difficult circumstances with your finances right now. I want you to know something…you are in control of your own career and your income. If so, it may be time to revamp your career. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to do this, and you don’t necessarily have to go back to school or start from scratch. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1. Find a new job in the same field. If you’re unhappy with your current position, look for another job in the same field. This can be a great way to get a fresh start without having to learn entirely new skills or switch fields entirely. Sometimes, the best way to revamp your career is to switch fields entirely. If you’re not happy with your current industry, look into other options. You may be surprised at what you find.

3. Consider entrepreneurship. Are you the type of person who likes to be in control? If so, entrepreneurship may be the perfect way to revamp your career. This option allows you to be your own boss and set your own hours, giving you the freedom to work on something you’re passionate about.

4. Go back to school. If you want to make a complete career.

In the series, we will explore several phases of the career revamp. We will start off assessing where you are now.

1. What are your current skills?
2. What is your knowledge base?
3. Do you have experience with one or several industries?

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Do you need “Accomplishments” on your Resume?

Your resume is how employers first meet you…before they actually decide to have a conversation via email or telephone. Is your resume truly doing you any justice or causing you to get tossed in the throw away pile EVERY TIME?

In a previous video, I talked about how the “Summary of Qualifications” replaced the objective section on a resume. You can watch that video..here’s link here…

You will also need to add what you have accomplished in your previous job opportunities to show how you applied the knowledge, skills and expertise to achieve positive or desired results. Your future employer needs to know you can create those positive or desired results for them as well, so showcasing your accomplishments communicate it to them directly. The accomplishments are helping to market you better than other candidates that only communicate their skills, knowledge base and credentials.

If you want to make sure your current resume is marketing you well enough to have employers contact you directly, you can use my resume review resource by going to https://mentorshelly.com/services/toolsreview

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Interview Question Series: What pay rate are you looking for?

When you are in the #interviews, whether face to face, over the phone or through some form of video based technological platform, you must prepare for the possible questions they will ask and have your questions ready to ask the employer or employer representative as well.

I have experienced this question with quite a few employment agencies trying to gauge what rate of pay I am willing to accept. In the video, I talk about three (3) ways to respond to this interview question without committing to an actual pay rate before the job or career opportunity is offered.

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New to the job market? Do these 5 things…Part 4 of 5

We have come to the 4th part of the 5 part series where you are making the successful steps to be taken seriously in the job market, even if you’re new. Before we delve into the part 4 of the series, you will need resources from parts 1-3 to prepare you for part 4. Check them out here below:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Now that you have gotten caught up…Let get into part 4.

You are now taking your #jobsearch skills to the next level. If you went through part 1, you should already have your #resume completed. If you still need your resume completed, check out my resource to get it completed.

Now it’s time to use Google to your advantage for your local area. Follow the steps in the video, which are…
1. Look up local employment agencies in your area
2. Call at least 10 of them at a time to make in-person appointments
3. Complete each of their online profile before you go to the appointment.
4. Interview the employment agencies by having some general interview questions ready to ask to assure you are good fit for their agency
5. Follow-up with each employment agency representative until you find a good contract, temporary, part-time or full-time job opportunity.

No one is going to drop #job opportunities in your lap…you’ve got to go out there and find them.

In part 5, we will discussing how to use and prepare for #interviews because part 1 through 4 should have created some job or career opportunities at this time.

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